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Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
question of whether they're doing it as cheaply as possible. but that's why we're still using the insurance system. because hopefully now insurance companies -- how many of you got refund check, by the way, from your insurance company, right? because all these years they've been overcharging for administrative costs. um, and so insurance companies now will regulate by what's a reasonable amount of money to charge a provider. there's going to be problems, there's always problems. i mean, as i tell my students in constitutional law, this country is a work in progress. sometimes the government's going to go too far, and we need to rein them in. i'm not in favor of excessive government involvement in my life. um, and sometimes private industry will go too far in terms of wanting to make it all about how much profit they make, and we'll rein them in because health care is not something that should be guided solely by the bottom line. so i think the government has a role, and i think we have to keep a catch -- watchdog, citizens' deal on how much of a role we give them. >> i would add t
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
with we have to use more of those techniques in the reauthorization and we have to be more demanding to but i also believe this is a campaign in the congress that is definitely a challenge to get anything constructive said. we have to push more but i would disagree i think there is an interesting activity going on in the state but i think there is a lot of shella activity going on and very serious situations in terms of what is going on for the state funding and early education and in some places where it may look good systemwide it's very precarious, we will be able to maintain in terms of a strong early childhood system. but my final remarks since i was allowed to have the last word is to the business leaders and i would urge all of the business leaders that have increasingly stepped up to support early childhood to also step up to the tax-writing committee and point out all of the tax loopholes we can close and all of the tax increases that were in absolutely liable the will provide the revenue that we need to provide the early childhood system with our children and families deser
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
wrong approach and we should be using a different strategy or that we should be amending somewhat and adding other features to bassle three? >> one feature that's very important that i guess hasn't come up, which many of the american regulators feel very strongly about, and at least continental regulators don't seem to feel strongly enough, given inevitable practical problems and identifying risks and appropriate capital requirement against different risks, there ought to be -- you can think of it partly as a backstop. there ought to be an overall leverage requirement. the risk-based assets are not small, but there are many banking assets that aren't covered at all by the risk-based approach. and there's been some interesting studies recently i've read about, that said looking backwards, what can we say about what banks did best during the crisis and which is it worse? and they concluded that the banks that had the biggest capital, whether or not they conform to bassle two at that point, did the best. and they did the best because capital was allocated. the united states thought i
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
should recognize that and allow us to help at the level we can help in that comes to collaboration and acceptance of what we can do by sharing the information of those trances think veterans. with it program it's a great approach. we are part of improving it and in fact i'm going to be going to nora volkow on friday to promote our claims act and we are going to show the tap program in our folks so we as an organization are part of the process to improve the program so we are grateful that they want to look to improve it and recognize that it needs to be improved. just let the american legion be a big part of that. >> thank you very much for that comment. i hope i speak are the rest of my colleagues here and anything we can do to help make sure you you're the table especially with redevelopment at that tap program and you are saying information you think is valuable you have to let us know because we think what i have always heard as the program originally was just problematic. i'm trying to be polite here but having you involved this critical and the veterans being the test pilot is cr
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
dollars are going to come back to florida and help us out of this thing and help our teachers, police, firefighters be able to stay on the job. but when i did that and embrace the president at that time, maybe the president of the united states. and the way my mother and father raised by three sisters and myself was that you respect others, does she do unto others, particularly, by the way, if that person happens to be the president of the united states of america. [applause] and the notion that some in my former party was so disdain not active decency. i can understand political ramifications and not think about it that way. that being nice to somebody like that and been decent in being chastised for it is exactly what we need to stop doing. governor ridge said we have to respect each other. you don't have to agree. that's okay. and senator mccain mentioned earlier with ronald reagan and tip o neill, they probably didn't agree on much of anything, yet they were able to have an affable relationship and be decent to one another and not tear each other down in the process. we have to ge
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
implemented and used to the full advantage of making sure that patients are not getting over prescribed drugs or that they are not -- the health care that they need is not redundant. let's try and health records of do that. and lastly, we can coordinate care with the help of electronic of records, with the help of the provisions under the center for medicare and medicaid innovation i have seen great successes in the health system where i worked, and i know that has great potential savings for the medicare system. >>moderater: congressman schilling, please. schilling: the fact of the matter is medicare is going broke. it will be insolvent in 2024, and i am the only one sitting appear that is actually backing a plan to save and strengthen medicare. the way our plan we will work is 55 and older, you keep the exact same medicare that you currently have. fifty-four engender, you can continue on traditional medicare or you can pick and choose from a list of approved providers. and the key here is that, you know, one of the frustrating things for me in washington is it is one thing
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the director of the mossad. it was a very difficult time for israel and us, and he always provided and still provides wise counsel. one of the things that people may not know about him is that he was the principal, secret negotiator of the israel/jordan peace treaty, and it's easy to forget that, that role, but it is important to understand how crucial that peace treaty is now as the region is so volatile. there's a bit of good news today, i'm told the new egyptian ambassador to israel came today to announce that israel -- that egypt will abide by the peace treaty, will abide by the peace treaty with israel, but we have relied on the peace treaty, israel has relied on it, and so have we, for many years. as haleh said, we watch developments in the middle east very closely here. the president of yemen came a few weeks ago to speak about a way forward for his country which is trying hard to become a strong ally in the fight against terrorism and has huge economic challenges. we just held the second of three meetings on how women are faring in the arab awakening. last month a former deputy
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 8:30am EDT
as the source of the nation's economic distress and who, therefore, generally oppose using federal government spending to stimulate the economy nevertheless oppose cuts to the pentagon's budget. for example, in his speech before the republican national convention mitt romney asserted that trillion dollar cuts to our military will eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs, and the gop platform claims, quote: sequestration would accelerate the decline of our nation's defense industrial base resulting in the layoff of more than one million skilled workers. and later contends a half trillion dollars of cuts to the pentagon's budget would harm our national security and a struggling economy that can ill afford to lose 1.5 million defense-related jobs, unquote. others, however, claim that limiting pentagon spending would make resources available for more productive uses in the private sector and lower the burden on taxpayers. today's discussion will focus on two related questions; is military spending different from other forms of government expenditures, and could the impending mandatory c
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
your support, we can engage, we can work together, but we've got to keep both of us that have been identified of those who can work together in congress. and now is the time to build on those of us who are -- not structuring us apart. so with your support, we will not don't get congress moving forward, we will be up to save lives as we are doing it. thank you very much, and god bless. >> moderator: i want to thank both candidates, congress brian bilbray, scott peters, appreciate your insight. and the level to which it engaged. >> we are live this one at the american enterprise institute. they're holding a panel on the presidential race voting patterns and the latest polls. panelist will also examine the closest senate and house contests and we'll hear from norman ornstein, author of the new york times bestseller, it's even worse than it looks, and "washington examiner" michael barone. >> on behalf of my aei colleagues, michael barone, henry olsen and norm ornstein, i'd like to welcome all of you and our c-span viewers to this, the final pre-election session of aei's election watch
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
favorably than they regard kennedy airport. quoting the use of the 1916s and i suppose i was one, saying if not now, when? if not now, when the interest rate in the currency we print is 2.4% for 30 years. if not now, when the construction unemployment rate approaches 15%. if this is not the time to rebuild kennedy airport, when is? kennedy airport is no isolated example. a study in nevada found that it cost five times as much if you maintain roads too late, if you maintain them on time. we have roads across this country filled with hot coals -- hobbles --potholes for. every time i went to a city i would take a couple hours and go to the public school and talk about the importance of education. probably pretty cliche that and more cliche over the subsequent 12 years. i will never forget one of the time the young teacher took me aside and said that was a great speech. it really was a great speech. how can you expect kids to believe that when the paint is falling off walls of the classroom? when i said education is really important and it has been a year since they put ventilation i
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
services that really provided us information about the bad guys. >> well, but at a huge cost to, i mean, you know, it's not like there's any great notaly for the libyan knew cab rat or the egyptian, right? >> we had a great relationship with mussa cushion saw. he was giving us all, and, you know, at the end of his life, gadhafi was really a tolerated nuisance. when condoleezza rice visited in 2006-2007, it was the highest ranking american to visit libya since, i think, vice president nixon's visit in 1957 or '58. there was really a big about face, and that was the big middle east foreign policy of the bush administration put forward, that they had, um, that they brought libya back in from the cold. and that was what we had there. yes, there were a lot of human, there were human rights violations and, yes, there were a lot of problems, but that didn't change the fact that our intelligence services really benefited from the coordination that they had. >> well, but, i mean, in a sense the whole jihadi/al-qaeda problem was really in some ways a fruit of these intelligence services as m
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
thing for us right now is to continue to put pressure on china and russia and others to get the al-assad regime out of power and back down. they cannot continue to attack the people. the reason i say this is about the larger world community is because i work so hard in iran to make sure that in this case we use economic sanctions. i passed a bipartisan sanction piece of legislation with lisa murkowski from alaska that is now being put in place that basically puts pressure on china and other people to have transparency on how iran gets oil refined. the reason that is important is because it is a huge percentage of the revenue. i believe we are starting to see iran change because of the pressure on their economy, and i hope that kind of action will bring them to the table as opposed to someone thinking we are flying in tomorrow. >> moderator: mr. baumgartner? baumgartner: this election shouldn't be so much about cementer cantwell's past failures of putting the war on a credit card but how she might vote for the next one. i had the great privilege of going to syria as a scholar on the
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
title to through the use of the orderly liquidation fund. just this month, we adopted a final rule involving and was that of contracts with subsidiaries by the fdic receiver. basically just provides from the contract provide better insolvency and they terminate this to continue those contracts on the statute to maintain services and maintain the value and the institutions. this is love and that is called the single point of entry resolution because it will allow us to continue the operations of the subsidiary level. now we've also created a systemic risk advisory committee that steve up with 19 members prominent individuals, former fed chairman, vice chairman, and a bunch of other folks. they meet periodically and provide discussions on a broad range of issues regarding our resolution authority for the companies under title to -- we've also held a round tables and this continues to revolve. let me talk a little bit about one possible resolution strategy that we've been talking about recently under title to the we have identified as the single point of entry method. and we view this
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
and they will allow a little bit. they are not intended to be used as political vehicles. that's not supposed to their primary purpose. and the agency is prepared, the irs is not prepared to submit deal with this thing that is in their nonprofits on which is not really what they're supposed to be doing. that's the biggest thing that happened, it's just a direct violation of what the intent of -- not the campaign finance law by the textile of what 501(c)(4)'s were supposed to be. spent i think it really is complicated. i had an interviewer reporting to me how i start talking a 501(c)(4) in the start menu set my personal goal is never to mention the phrase 501(c)(4) in my article. that's why stephen colbert was so good. he could managed to distill all this in the four minutes and try to explain why you should care. [inaudible] >> stephen colbert -- [inaudible] thank you for coming, and come up and asked for follow-up questions later on. [applause] >> leading up to tonight's presidential debate, a panel of experts now with some of the leadership styles of president obama and republi
CSPAN
Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm EDT
competitive grant programs the president could use come -- cutting formula funding programs to fund competitive grant programs is not a good idea. and incentives, not by cutting other programs like education. and competitive grant programs, democratic and republican governors across the country, has not seen the level of change have been, and part of that -- competitive grand river school district does call for an it wanted to. and to boost teacher quality to bring down data firewalls. the outcome so far, it is a catalyst for local and state leadership that opted into with which does represent a major difference from the no child left behind one size fits all. it is hard to force people to make change. this tool with other people who wanted to, and so much activity and progress -- that is a hallmark and an important part of the president's focus on education. >> let's get back to reauthorization. you mentioned the focus on energy, and how come reauthorization is done in the first term? >> the president and secretary worked hard. many meetings, there are people on the secretary's tea
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
alternatives, they could be in trouble. if you have a business, to help us solve this saudi arabia problem, you would be in a competitive position. this is not a theory. it works. i had the opportunity last week to congratulate ceo of electro- motor diesel, now part of the caterpillar company, on a contract for locomotives. a little over two years ago, a previous executive was in my office bemoaning the reality that he was about to lose a competitive bid to another country based on costs. even though we have had provided advocacy to the ministry on its behalf. he was sure that the contract award would be on price. when i asked him for his value proposition, he had little to offer other than our locomotives are better than theirs. they lost. fortunately, the saudi arabians agreed to take the winning entry on approval basis for two years. so they had a chance. a new team came forward and we discussed at length what it takes to win. the principles are fairly straightforward. first, find a partner in saudi arabia that you can do business with for the next 30 years. business and saudi a
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
bright folks but a folks without a lot of technical knowledge. now getting folks to use the tab key instead of five spaces sometimes is very hard. you can just imagine saying you can hyperlink to this or we need to put this piece of meta data in here. all of these things we need to dumb down that process a little bit for ourselves internally so that folks who are really primarily focused on policy can also produce documents in a format that can generate the kind of output that everybody around this room is probably looking for. and, you know, like we said we are making great strides on that front, but there's always more and farther to go. and i think that when our tools sort of reach the stage where we can produce the kind of things that you all are looking for quickly and easily i think you'll see the sort of exponential affect of that as we go forward. >> i think that's right, and i think you know, for those of us who are not in the government, it's incumbent on us to continue to encourage cooperation inside and outside. all of us have thoughts and suggestions to offer and some h
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2012 9:00am EDT
doubt because it's ineffective or not a good use of funds? >> the president and the administration have proposed 30-40 programs for elimination because of a lack of evidence on impact. and some of those have been successful, some of those haven't. this is an example worsens when the full-time members, i should note some of those are but some of those are small programs that were critically or three years ago i kept getting funded because of history. i don't even know the names of all those but those are the kind of programs where they don't have evidence of success that should be eliminated. not a all of those have been eliminate by some have. he has also established the principle that actually funding things based on performance. i think the invest in innovation fund which is a signature initiative is a hallmark ever to say let's debate but let's define that to those things that significant evidence and result -- let's find what works and expand the. >> we are big supporters of investing in innovation fund and a number of things that are attracted. working in combination in partne
CSPAN
Oct 24, 2012 12:00pm EDT
weeks ago. >> host: all right. we'll go on to wendy in pampa know beach, florida. tell us when you decided to make up your mind and why. >> caller: okay. well, i've been going back and forth because obama said he would bring the troops out from afghanistan, and that appealed to me. but this morning about an hour ago i was putting on my makeup getting ready for work, and i heard on fox news mr. varney pose the question, would you trust president obama with your investmentsments and your money? no, i don't think so. [laughter] i wouldn't. and that was when i said, you know something? that's very important. >> host: that's -- >> caller: if you can't someone with your money and he's president, that's pretty sad. because he can't handle -- he's not good at -- all the money that he put into all these different projects has not really had any return on investment. >> host: so that made -- you made up your mind then just this morning? >> caller: yes. yeah, i really did. i've been torn between the two. >> host: so what other issues made you feel torn between the two? >> caller: the one issu
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 9:00am EDT
consequences of an overt war with the islamic republic. any new overt use of u.s. force to disarm yet another middle eastern state of weapons of mass destruction that it does not have, while staying quiet about israel's 200 plus nuclear weapons arsenal, would elevate already high level of anti-american sentiment in the middle east, threaten our remaining allies there, and render their cooperation with the united states practically impossible. and u.s. military actions against the islamic republic would have no international legitimacy. know when you and security council authorization and no allies at issue, and maybe, i said maybe, the uk you are reading the press this month with their latest legal opinion. the larger part of the international community, and remember, 120 of the un's 193 member states are part of the non-aligned movement who voted to have -- as their chair. and they're already on record as saying he would consider an attack illegal, and that would ratify america's image as an outlaw superpower. this is really important today, compared to even a few years ago. because a few ye
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
intentions to change the institutions of the old state. which, in fact, are very useful for both tunis and another to reshape society for tunis and a modernist direction, and for another in an islamist one. so i will stop here, and i look forward to our discussions. thank you spent thank you very much, malika. that was a model, superb analysis and remedy at the same thing. i also have a sign here that says please continue. i'm not exactly what i use that particular sign. but i'm trying to figure that out. it's rather intimidating. gina, the thing, tunisia was supposed to be a good happy case, and our other colleagues ha been writing about tunisia talked about how the model had been sort of establish what a contradiction between islamist and secular early on in the process. and now we are reminded that if you have your focus on today's events and you don't see the bigger picture, one can get in some trouble. what's striking of what you said among other things is that the regime is able to go back to a 1975 law and use it to respond and to address its critics and not have to invent other new
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
remember you can send us your tweet at twitter.com or post your comments on facebook, facebok.com/csan and send an e-mail journal@c-span.org. we will try to read those in the first 45 minutes as well. here is a wall street journal story -- excuse me, "the washington times" story on the supreme court consideration of racial quotas and they say this a little bit we hear that about that 2003 case the "the washington times" reports they shut down the seattle system that divided the city's elementary schools equally along racial lines to justice john roberts wrote the majority opinion called the meds extreme. in 2009 the court ruled that new haven connecticut violated the civil rights five-year fighters after the results of a promotion exam because not enough blacks had passed. with liberal leaning justice elena kagan reducing herself a key vote could apply again with justice anthony kennedy as we heard from adam. sandy a democrat. what do you think? >> caller: yes. >> host: what do you think of affirmative action in this case specifically for the court? >> caller: well, first of all i woul
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
of all of the latino children are uninsured. all of the families, said it is a big win for us and the same for the african-american community, but it wasn't just for a specific community. i think that he shied away from those issues which is like for us we didn't get immigration reform done. >> final comment from hector. >> i just want to say talking about the most moving and humbling moment in life is when i was on the march where i had the [inaudible] where dr. king spoke almost 50 years ago. there was unique. but some of the comanches were marching with the african-american children singing together in the symbolism of coming together almost 50 years to fight for the same issue for the right to vote but also on the workers' rights and education is very important, and we need to keep focus on that level of unity because together we can for 30% of the piatt to become pie as we need to work together understanding each community with high priorities that reflect the interest of the common working class. >> i don't want 30% of the pie. i want at least 50. all right, folks, give it up fo
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
use of force in containing public demonstrations and rioting in algier. while they are plausible explanation and point to algerians's exceptionalism, i feel there's a lack of reliable information on the diversity of views that algerians hold of their system of government, of their history, and of their preferred path forward. the inner workings of their politics is opaque and constant source of debate and speculation, even within political connected circles. i think analytic modesty is called for, and, after all, it would have been plausible to explain away the upheaval in tunisia in late 2010, for example. instead, i think we might ask what does instability look like in algeria? there does not appear to be a sizable appetite among algerians for mass upheaval. popular upheaval. the state, meanwhile, has shown itself able to contain local unrest, has largely dealt with internal insurgency, and appears able to avert opposition. what is it less equipped to deal with? what signs should we look for to suggest or not a coming shift in the status quo? do any algerians or individuals enj
CSPAN
Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
than the district and what is best for the country and that is the criteria that i will use when issues come before me. >> moderator: mr. tierney? tierney: to say it's a responsible bill yes they are in the right wing extremism. [applause] i gave you an opportunity to say that we would keep out of the super packs and the 51c4 just like with eisel the debate could elizabeth warren on the different levels i agreed to what you wanted and you still didn't because you knew if you had gone down and asked them to run the strategy can pan which they say you were asking them to do and they are doing the took them to the sleaziest most misleading advertising campaign. they're doing it throughout the country. they smear and then they move on on that. so you don't have to deal with the issues that are the ones you don't want to talk about. the fact that you said you would support the republican agenda, you said that he would come with it and you said that he party is a godsend, he said that he would vote the current leadership back in and you felt that the budget was just a good start. so, in order
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
upon us and above all making the transition. .. >> underlying our security engagement with the region is our support for longstanding principles that go well beyond security. a free and open access to commerce, of a just international order that upholds the rule of law, of open access to all domains, and of the peaceful resolution of disputes. we seek a peaceful asia-pacific region where all the states of the region, all of them, can enjoy the benefits of security and continue to prosper just as they have for almost 70 years, since the valiant efforts of the brave men and women who fought so courageously in world war ii. indeed, part of the reason states in the region have been able to prosper has been due to our military presence. thanks to that historic security, states in the region have had the freedom to choose and forge their own economic and political futures. the stability provided an important measure by the united states military presence in the region helped, first, japan and south korea to rise and prosper, then southeast asia to rise and prosper, and now, yes, china and i
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
that an issue that we ought to have on the radar for those of us who are supporting the business community and their concerns about litigation? >> i can take that. that's not an issue to my knowledge. i think it could be -- you got a great attorney general in texas, in my opinion, greg's fantastic. prosecutors want to have all the tools they can probably have in their tool box, and it's probably just as an observation is difficult to get them to give up tools as long as they are reasonable and serves ad good function. that's not a problem on my radar anyway. >> do you want to comment? >> i agree. in oklahoma, we don't face that issue either. there could be false claim act multipliers, and we don't have some of those in the state of oklahoma so it's not been an issue accused there. it's a fair question. it's a question, particularly in how fees are allocated as you asked towards outside counsel and what percentage of the award goes to the outside counsel, the multiplier, the underlying corpus, those are fair questions. you know, i want to say also with respect to luther's comment
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
global rules. it was a 17 year negotiation for china, and it made extensive commitments. china used to live up to those commitments, and the u.s. and other countries particularly i would say in europe and japan need to call china on violations and work together. it's sometimes difficult. countries are fearful of retaliation and more specifically companies are fearful of retaliation but the old bin from gwyneth foundage of him together and hang separately i think is relevant here. if other countries feel that we are facing an unlevel playing field act together we have a better chance of affecting china's behavior. we also have authority under the u.s. trade law and we will continue to pursue that. but some of the trends have been positive. they're in a loaded to the increase in the size of the deficit in recent years, but if you look at the percentage increases in exports and imports, u.s. exports to china on increasing much more rapidly than the u.s. imports. it depends on how you do the math. >> professor friedberg? >> picking up on that issue of the trade imbalance i think it is impo
CSPAN
Oct 16, 2012 9:00am EDT
using some other way that incentivizes the future, economic competitiveness that you need and that you want. if we can get there, we can't get there if there's this notion that they consider revenues for future economic growth. we consider revenues both actual dollars coming into the government and economic growth. and without those dollars to meet our obligations, even as we cut government, and we have, even as we look for cost containment everywhere, and we have, that we ask we do still have some responsibilities to each other and to our economic competitiveness in the future. >> so there is a great divide here. it is not new. is something we've been talking about for well more than a year, two years at this point. but there's some dangerous undertones. these things have become defining issues for both parties. the democrats raising taxes on the wealthy has in some ways become a defining issue, especially in the campaign fourth the republicans, no new revenue has become a defining issue. spent and more cuts. >> how is that going to affect your ability to work towards a deal by the en
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
that women can use. that has been created by various courts that deal with equal protection. for example, of years ago the supreme court said that women had to be admitted to the virginia military institute. and the reason, the major reason for that was that women denied that a mission to not have equal access to the power bases that were involved in virginia. so when you see is a record of the united states talking about access to power in a woman's ability to have access to power and create a supreme court precedent based on that, we can use that to leverage off more of what is going on. we need a bright, intelligent individuals who would rather work for those kinds of things that for hedge funds. or go to big law firms who are only going to help hedge funds in order to do it. we've really in the last 32 of 40 years in the united states have created great legal precedent. now we need to get somebody to start applying it. [applause] >> good evening. i am a graduate of as a new law school. i have my professor. >> looking. >> i want to say that i am the american dream. back came m
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2012 9:00am EDT
other things because that's really what's going to get us there. i think the policy break-in, the political break and come to this question sort of all else equal, what else should we be doing? because of the way we make policy in this country, arne duncan can go after him all you want, but he's not the secretary of hhs. he's not the secretary of hud. he's the secretary of education. so his role in that, and those of us who work in education is to focus on this peace. i think assuming that just because you're focused on this piece your summit either not sympathetic to the of these are hostile to. it's just a misreading of the debate. it leads to a lot of the dysfunction we have in the sort of education conversation, e.g. well, that that goes on. not sort of hitting these questions head-on and ascribing these various motives. >> i want to see, if, you talk about safe experiment with these children, more and more trying to make sure at a policy level there's that coordination. curious if any of those are especially promising and whether you think is invocation for an organization of
CSPAN
Oct 22, 2012 12:00pm EDT
created in the west faster and cheaper and therefore using that to take away some of the u.s. market share. they've been very successful doing that on solar energy. china is making solar panels at lower prices than other countries around the world and therefore they are substantially increased their share of the solar panel market. the problem is they've not been so good at the domestic consumption side. chinese companies export 95% of the solar panels to produce that is a big problem for chinese citizens and environmental ngos because they are saying this is about clean energy cleaning up the environment but we are getting the factories that make solar panels and have a lot of pollution from factories and then exporting solar panels to the united states so they have cleaner air but we do not and that is a big problem. that's an old model that china has been following the past few decades. the new model would be if they can not only create the manufacturing solar panels but also creating new innovative types of technology that might be way more efficient than we have here and also in
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Oct 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
medicare, talk of using, changing the va system to go to a system of vouchers. the va system as you look at it is probably the most respected hospital system nationwide. they get very high marks for quality of patient care and so forth. the idea of mixing with that system and going to an unproven voucher system is worrisome for what i talked to. i do think that is a policy difference on investment in the va that is different between the two campaigns. >> secretary wayman in an interview recently laid out the naval plan, 15 ships the year, a very ambitious program, not quite doubling of the navy's current plan which is $14 billion a year which put a spin under the george bush administration and the obama administration. where are you going to put this investment and get the money to build those additional ships? where are you going to get the sailors? talk about increasing the marines and the army, downsizing, the navy has been downsizing for a while. where are you going to get the sailors? >> my understanding is when john lehmann laid out a very specific plan there were two elements
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Oct 8, 2012 8:30am EDT
those elements and open it up for questions until c-span tells us the cameras are turned off. and let's start at those directed against obama. i think criticism of obama -- [inaudible] and every day in front of the white house on pennsylvania avenue there's a crowd of people protesting something, you know? and i love that, i really do. i always make a point of checking out what they're there for, what the issue of the day is. it's a very healthy part of our democracy. and criticism of presidents, of course, has been around for a long time. if you want to go back to the ugliest presidential campaign in history, you could probably go back to 800 and john adams -- 1800 and john adams and thomas jefferson. particularly the followers against each other. so, um, but with president obama it's been attacks not on his policies so much as on him as a person. and we haven't seen that, i don't believe -- and i went back and did a lot of research in presidential campaigns and presidential history -- we haven't seen that severe that ugly directed against any president, pardon me, since abraham
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
security. senator, aren't you and governor dukakis using this issue politically rather than dealing with it responsibly? bentsen: i hate to disappoint my good friend bob strauss but we have a contract with the american people on social security, and social security is an issue where senator quayle voted eight times to cut the benefits on social security. this administration came and tried to cut the benefits $122 a month for the retirees to cut the benefits for 62-year-old retirees tried to do an end run on social security when they first came in after promising not to cut it, to cut it by some 20 million. and while we were working together to reform the social security system and to be certain that that money was going to be there for people when they retired at that point they tried authority billion dollar run to cut social security. the record is clear. we saw vice president bush drive back from the west coast to break the tie in the united states senate. it doesn't get a vote very often in the senate but he made a special trip to come back and vote against a cost-of-living incr
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Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
it might take to get somewhere the use a combination of 3d images, computer graphics and assimilations often over laying them. >> to images of outcrops, to the microphotographs, we can see and mark up details. even small rocks and patches of soil might be named and become targets for a spectral analysis or a microphotograph. combining these planning tools in their imagination, the scientists can work as if they were on mars. jim rice, a geologist on the mission, said i put myself out there in the theme, the rover, with two boots on the ground trying to figure out what -- where to go and what to do. how to make that what we're observing with the instruments. day in and day out it was always a perspective of being on the surface and trying to draw on your own field experience in places that might be similar. david demoray described it this way. the first few months of the mission they had these huge charts on the wall engineering drawings of the rover with all of these dimensions. we'd have some geometric question, well, can we see this? can we reach that? is this rock goin
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Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
that was much more complicated than the fuse would have us believe -- than the news would have us believe. of it was between tease newly-formed armed groups, there was actually more negotiating than firing going on. and you can read about it in our september 14th crisis group report about how, how the deal making was made. because the new libya's very much about these deals at the local level. um, the -- and one way that i find libya's very different, and it was touched on this morning s that libya has kind of an anti-islamist thing going on. ya brill's party did get 39 of the 80 seats, his group, and 18 went to the muslim brothers, and t backlash in benghazi and other things, basically, every young person i met in libya voted for ya breel. so there's a very different die namic. libya's the only country where positive views of america are higher than negative views. it's most comparable to iran in terms of views of the united states. so there's a very different dynamic on the world vis-a-vis western intervention, vis-a-vis islamism notwithstanding what we're seeing in the news. an
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Oct 29, 2012 8:30am EDT
us from st. louis. mr. o'harrow thank you for being on on the camp -- "the communicators." >> guest: thanks for having me. >> you can either embrace the kind of approach that congress woman wilson has embraced. she signed a pledge to support the cut, cap and balance program. that is a tea party approach to balancing the budget. it has no new revenues for even the wealthiest of americans and is so draconian that it would require deep cuts in social security and medicare over time. we can embrace a balanced approach. that is what i support. i think we can go back to the kind of tax rates we had under the clinton administration when those upper income earners were doing well and the entire economy was growing. we are going to have to make some tough choices and a balanced approach is the only approach i believe will get us there. >> heather, your rebuttal? >> it's amazing to me congressman heinrich that you can stand here having voted for a trillion dollar deficits for the last four years, the largest debt increase in american history and say that we have to control spending. you have
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Oct 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
individual could cause three of us not to have seats. [laughter] >> vice president, i'm glad to see you here tonight. you said you want to give america back to the little guy. [laughter] mr. president, i am that man. [laughter] >> as i looked out at the ties this evening, i realize i have not seen so many people so well-dressed since i went to a come-as-you-are party. >> a lot of good news from yugoslavia, there's one less name for me to remember. [laughter] [applause] >> you know what this world really needs? it really needs more world leaders named al smith. [laughter] >> it is an honor to share the dias with a descendent of al smith. your great grandfather was my favorite kind of governor. [laughter] the kind who ran for president and lost. [laughter] >> all of that al smith program at c-span.org/thecontenders, and tonight's dinner starting at 9 p.m. eastern live on c-span. next, a former cia chief analyst joins a group of foreign policy experts to look at the challenges facing the next administration including how to deal with iran's nuclear program, prospects for an israeli-pal
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Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
political campaign in which both campaigns are using language about china, which i think is extremely deplorable. and you see it in the chinese literature, from their strategic channels come in which their strategic analysts are pushing a very nationalistic line. and, indeed, as tradition of time is ideology diminishes, it is the prospect that nationalism becomes a substitute. many of the issues that arise, of a past, need to overcome a so-called dotted line and the south china sea that was done by south chinese emperor who had never heard of law of the seas because that concept didn't exist many years ago. so the issue of the islands, and there are hundreds of islands, requires in my view first of all separating the notion of freedom of the seas from the issue of sovereignty over the islands. but my colleagues here will be held to give much fuller explanation of the issue. what i want to say is that both sides have to make up their mind that they are trying to do something that is historically unprecedented. and in a way competing countries recognize that the international
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Oct 31, 2012 12:00pm EDT
some conclusions because we use fossil fuels and this, that and the other but the storms or indirectly caused by them or whatever. when you read stated quite clearly no conclusion can be drawn from that. >> host: the ferocity of the storm the people say you can't tie the storm to global warming or climate change but the extreme is due to rising temperatures. >> caller: the extreme level is relative compared to what? i was watching a show just the other night and they predicted this would happen. again every time we have a storm this happens. if you go back to the 1950's, during the 1950's during a period of i think -- i don't know if it was six years there were at least half a dozen storms that came up the east coast said the sense of history and how extreme the storm was is limited to their personal experience with their knowledge of history itself. we've had storms before that have come up the east coast to the major storm hit new york, providence rhode island and that area i believe in 1932 will before we were able to forecast these things. i don't know. i am honest enough to say i
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Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
especially in the of role on the committee that oversees these things is what got us into the problem in the first place. wall street cannot be allowed to be reinstated. it drove our economy off the cliff and people tried to punish our records but they were not the ones that drove off the cliff. yet that is where the budget goes to recoup. it's time for us to have responsible regulation that makes sense. >> thank you very much >> moderator: final question i will be asking. you have three minutes to both answer the question and then make your closing remarks. mr. renacci, you talk a lot about a bipartisan group that you are a member of, 16 members, eight republicans, eight democrats, and devotee sutton you talk about reaching across the offer cash for clunkers. no single party can have all of the good ideas. i wonder what you heard from your colleagues on the other side of the all that makes sense, and what are you doing specifically to bring the governments instead of gridlock to the nation's capital? and i think we split ahead of time, and the first response, final response will go to congr
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Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
know it has a certain, you know, you just need to trust us sound to it, but it literally is the case, and that was how congress decided the statute. >> something -- i was hoping we could talk a little bit about the changing or least what some people think is the changing media environment. you mentioned we have not had prosecutions of reporters are media organizations, but i am wondering if your thoughts, and the challenges posed by the changing media landscape, the emergence of new organizations, new technologies that might not be, you know, as responsible end willing to listen to governments but requests not to publish -- are we looking at kind of a new era because of the internet, the fragmentation of the media environment? what kind of challenges might there be for the classification receipt -- regime and for prosecutors going for? >> you mean, a broader journalist puts that's one question. it certainly complicates the issue. let's put it that way. a blogger is not the gray lady of the new york times. that's all i have to say about the subject. [laughter] >> put your finger on to
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
legislation i have up there for a couple of cycles and it gives the employer safe harbor if they use e-verify but otherwise the irs would be able to be there to audit and it could take yards and dollar an hour and turn them into a $16 our employee which opens the door for iowans and hopefully i can finish in their robotic [applause] christie: what is your plan to deal with illegal immigration while still making iowa a warm and welcoming place for new immigrants? christie: well, first of all, we need to make sure we secure our borders and make sure that we don't have people coming across to my guns or drugs from their cross illegally. we need to make sure lawful citizens did first chance at jobs. but we also need to make sure that people have a path with the citizenship. it is very important that if someone is willing to die for their country, willing to work are in school that they have an opportunity to become a citizen of this country. we are taught to love our neighbors as ourselves, and i know because i have talked to a lot of people in this area how important the emigrants are t
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Oct 17, 2012 12:00pm EDT
to improve relations with damascus and used senator john kerry as an intermediary. it reversed the bush administration's attempt to mobilize international pressure against the assad regime, and it reversed a decision to withdraw the u.s. ambassador. when the democratic-controlled senate balked at approving a new u.s. ambassador to syria, the administration made an end run by naming robert ford as ambassador while congress was in recess in december 2010. and although ford later performed ably in demonstrating solidarity with syria's opposition, peaceful demonstrators, he could have done that in a different diplomatic position. didn't necessarily have to be an ambassador. unfortunately, sending an ambassador back to damascus when the assad regime had not modified its hostile policies sent a message that washington was eager to restore relations despite syria's continued role as a spoiler in the middle east. and this also hinted that there would be little price to be paid for future hostile acts. one of the principal motivations for the or administration's glossing over syria's longst
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Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm EDT
come to full fruition and andrew left us too soon for him to become a greater influence than he already has. a tribute to him that his web sites and work endure. it is my pleasure as the winner of last year's william f. buckley, jr., award to present this year's award posthumously to andrew breitbart. may he rest in peace. [applause] may he rest in peace and may his legacy live on. accepting the award is oars son dean, susie's father and with him is alley mills dean. ♪ . >> thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. you may remember me. i formally went on the screen, under the name of irene dunne. at my age i have some from time to time started thinking about the end of things and it has occurred to me when my time does come i hope to go the way my dear old grand father did, quietly in his sleep, not screaming like the passengers in his car. [laughter] andrew made me laugh more than anybody i have ever met. we all loved andrew and andrew loved us. my wife, ali mills, was, loved so much by andrew and he said, i never dreamed that i would be in the same family with th
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
of us expected this to be a closer race. i think charlie the thing we should look for it now with early voting, we have metrics so one of the things that all campaigns on every side, and there are now more than two sides so every side is going to be looking. north carolina has a early voted half the voters in north carolina if not more will have voted before election day. you can track that every day. >> who they are. >> who they are in more importantly how many have voted so look, in campaigns from presidential down to city council every aspect of the campaign message turnout. i think the air wars are the ones that get all the coverage on tv but i think the ground wars will be equally important. look, i think the other thing about the electorate is at least in "the wall street journal" colin the nbc poll that the two firms collaborated on it was pre-debate. you know the president was winning independent voters by 13 points. and, in 2008 he defeated john mccain by 8% with independent smacks so with the admonition of less -- let's wait until the dust has settled and see the polls i
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Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
20 per cent, which is very large. we have a media asked us yesterday whether there would be the largest tax increase in history and as best we can tell the answer to that is no. backend world war ii there was a larger tax increase but it's certainly the tax increase is certainly something big. the average across households works out to about $3,500 if you look at tax family that's in the middle of the income distribution what we call the middle income from earned $50,000 somewhere in the neighborhood of $50,000. the significant tax increase if we go entirely off the fiscal cliff. the second point is it affects virtually everybody. we looked at the model and ran through the various tax changes ever going to have been and costs 90 present of households taxes go up as a result of going off the cliff. it involves everybody to the editors of you folks out there primarily older senior citizens who don't have much income, don't have children might get affected and from the vast majority of american households they would be affected by going over the cliff. the impacts are going to vary
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
billions on them, will force us to cut social security, to cut medicare, to cut these basic entitlements to people of very, very modest means. now there are some things we can do to help people who currently do get entitlements to get off public assistance. i talked in our first debate about the possibilities of helping millions and millions of welfare families to get off of welfare, and i'm proud to say that we finally have a welfare reform bill. the ruby samsons and dan lawsons, hundreds of thousands of welfare mothers in this country and in my state and across the country who today are working and earning are examples of what can happen when you provide training to those welfare mothers, some daycare for their children so that those mothers can go into a training program and get a decent job. >> governor -- >> that's the way you bring a deficit down and help to improve the quality of life for people at the same time. >> one minute for the vice president. >> i think i've addressed it. but let me simply say for the record, i did not vote to cut cola's. and i voted the same way that he d
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Oct 22, 2012 8:30am EDT
encourage religious bias and violence. panelists will examine how the media is being used to promote religious discrimination and what can be done to help foster respect for all religions. live coverage begins at 10 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> now, a debate on defense policy between the national security campaign advisers to president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney. speaking for the president is michele flournoy who served as his defense undersecretary for policy. and romney adviser dov zakheim who was defense undersecretary and chief financial officer under president george w. bush. they recently spoke at a conference of the military reporters and editors' association. this is about an hour. >> okay. good evening, everyone, and welcome to the military reporters and editors' annual conference. my name's ellen, i'm with the madill school of journalism which is cosponsoring tonight's event. we're delighted to have the opportunity to partner with mre because our goals are very similar. the medill national security journalism initiative aims to educate you
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